- 1[countable, uncountable] a bird that is kept for its meat and eggs, for example a chicken a variety of domestic fowl fowl such as turkeys and ducks
- 2 [countable] (old use) any bird see also guinea fowl, waterfowl, wildfowl Idioms
NAmE//faʊl//(pl. fowl or fowls)
neither one thing nor another The hovercraft has always suffered from the fact that it is neither fish nor fowl.
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